Syd (920) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pours orange amber with a decent head and residual lace. The aroma is sweet caramel and citrus hops, with some orange peel. The flavor is restrained to sweet malt, citrus hops, and what can only be described as the orange peal bitterness. It clearly has the peal flavor showing. The palate is rich and lively. This works for me really well. Appealing beer.
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 28, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2008 Pours a deep amber brown with a decent sized frothy white head. Aroma is very sweet and fruity with a good malt backbone and a fair amount of citrus. Flavor has a nice balance and is citrusy but not overwhelmingly so. Finishes somewhat long and bitter/dry. Medium bodied, sticky texture. One of the better IPAs I have had in some time.
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another winner from this line of extreme ("Brewers Gone Wild") Tyranena beers. I wasnít quite sure what to expect, as usually the inclusion of "orange peel" is in witbiers/wheat beers that I usually am very lukewarm on. However, in this beer the citrus-ness from the hops is evident, and augmented by the orange peel that comes in just the right quantity - it accentuates the natural fruitiness/citrus-ness of the hops, but it doesnít come off as a "fruit beer." Itís like a really good apricot IPA, but pulled off with orange. Color was amber, and head was tightly packed and good. Aroma was ery citrus-y, with evident orange peel elements. Taste was great - good citrus-y hoppiness + orange peel, with a good amount of balancing maltiness. Mouthfeel was good, but not unremarkable.
I would highly recommend this and all the other Brewers Gone Wild beers.
I bought this example from 3 Cellars in Franklin, WI.
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 27, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear amber with a tiny head. Big aroma of citrus hops and caramel. Nice bitterness but not sweet enough.
IPAaLLtHEwAY (142) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 22, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours copper/orange. with very little head. Smells citrusy very much how an IPA should smell.The flavor is very nice a crisp and citrusy IPA with a nice mellow orange peel undertone.
jbuzz (733) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 16, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Single from Three Cellars. Very interesting. I am not sure what citrus noise and flavor came fro the hop or from the orange peel. I did get the bitterness I find in the orange peel. But it is a very satisfying IPA. And the orange sets it apart from others.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 16, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a transparent deep glowing bronze with a spotty-lacing froth of white head. Aroma of fresh resiny citrusy hops and some orange peel with a decent amount of sweet caramel and honey character. Body starts with good fullness and sweet caramel maltiness balanced with a crisp, citrusy orange hoppy character before a drier bittersweet finish. A pretty good, very fresh tasting IPA.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 15, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber orange color with a modest beige head. Very citrus aroma with fleshy rudy red grapefruit and orange zest. Plenty of malt as well, with some dough and cookie scents. Light sweet citric start. LIght dry malt middle and again some citrus. Quite bitter in the finish and linger. Refreshing in a grapefruit juice kind of way. I like it even though I think it could use a more solid malt base. Interesting stuff. As it warms some apricot flavors creep in and seem to give this more depth. Iím certainly going to need to try a few more.
esjaygee (3844) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 15, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear orange with a large semi dissipating off white head. Aroma of citrus, orange, bread and light sweet malt. Taste of citrus hops, resin, orange and mild pine and grapefruit. Smooth and balanced medium bodied beer with a medium bitter and dry finish. While I liked Hop Whore a shade better, this is still a quality brewers gone wild edition.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 14, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Over the top citrusy orange peel aroma,if you like the citrus aspect of your hops ,this is killer,my jowls are watering ,just anticipating the tartness and bitternessthat my plalate will have to deal with, a gorgeous clear amber orange color,one of the prettiest beers Iíve ever had the pleasure to gaze at, taste is surprising, now you can see how much a difference the orange peel made. There is great citrus flavor, wonderful bitterness,but your left with a definite fruity aspect as opposed to the hop and barley finish,say of a Bitter Woman,the finish has a short fruity bitter fade,as opposed to the hoppy longer fade of my favorite brew. An excellent idea, that worked out wonderfully,very satisfying brew,thats new different. Atta boy Rob